Robotics and virtual worlds

Haptic interaction

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Every day we touch thousands of objects and decide whether they are soft or hard, cold or warm. When we touch something, we institute a complicated sequence involving perception, stimulus processing and reaction. In this experiment you can try out a "haptic device". That's a piece of hardware which "represents" contact information. Virtual objects can in the literal sense of the word be "grasped" at the computer and their characteristics "felt".